Thank you Steve…

STEVE JOBS 1955 – 2011

You and the amazing people you worked with inspired me and provided me with tools and resources to create music and cover music in a way that I would not have been able to without them. The innovation, elegance of design, functionality and integration of the software and hardware has been simply impeccable and unequaled. I am proud to say that Seattle Music Insider is powered by Apple.

Many music artists and folks like me are empowered to do what we do because of the beautiful Apple products. Using your products isn’t always about getting things done or reaching a destination. It is also about enjoying the journey along the way.

Thank you for making the world a more interesting and fun place to be. God Bless you and Rest In Peace.

Peace, Love & Music…Forever

Greg Roth / Seattle Music Insider

Tim Cook’s email to employees on Jobs passing


I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.